DATE: June 19th – June 24rd, 2019
Jose’s Hands offers scholarships to dental, medical school and pharmacy students only. Anyone may apply and attend the trip, but the scholarship is reserved for health students ONLY.
Scholarship Amount: Contingent on the amount of applicants; Between $200 – $500 per student.
ABOUT THE TRIP
For several years now, Jose’s Hands has partnered with Emmaus Medical Mission (EMM), and Misioneros Del Camino. Together we harness the expertise of dedicated healthcare and medical professionals to address a myriad of health challenges in Guatemala. Cases range from small surgeries, dental procedures, gynecological exams, internal medicine, and podiatric surgeries.
The primary goal of our medical mission is to provide medical care to a large number of underserved people in the area of Sumpango Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, a 5-day trip to provide medical help to an underserved community in Guatemala. Students will be led by Guatemalan and American medical professionals and will stay at Misioneros Del Camino, a home for the orphaned, abandoned, and malnourished children of Guatemala started by Mrs. Leonor Portela, better known as Mami Leo. Every child at Misioneros Del Camino is provided with love and education to help them become productive citizens of Guatemalan society and break the cycle of ignorance, poverty, and abuse from which they came. Since 2007, Misioneros Del Camino has also been the home of a high-quality neurological center, where over 100 children with neurological disorders are provided free care and the opportunity for a better life, for themselves as well as for their families.
Most of the people who receive assistance are women, children and elderly.
The Emmaus Medical Mission operates like a well-oiled machine with logistics equipment, number of outpatient consultation and multidisciplinary specialists serving a broad spectrum of health needs. From installation to disassembly, the clinics resemble a ‘MASH’ unit at full steam with the capacity to provide health services in place. Each team member travels with two bags full of military-type medications and supplements. The drugs arrive with the team to ensure nothing is lost in the way, are hauled by hand, and are delivered by doctors to patients for whom they were destined. No governmental or non-governmental organization serves as an intermediary or has access to drugs at any point in the mission, ensuring full accountability.
The mission cost covers shelter, ground transportation within Guatemala, three meals per day, tips/gratuities, and extra medications for patients.
Wednesday, June 19th: Wednesday, June 19th: We will be taking American Airlines flight 1603 departing from Miami International Airport (MIA) at 12:45pm and arriving in La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala at 1:28pm
- Thursday, June 20th: Medical Clinic
- Friday, June 21st: Medical Clinic
- Saturday, June 22nd: Medical Clinic
- Sunday, June 23rd: For our return flight, we will be departing GUA on Sunday, June 23rd on American Airlines flight 983 at 2:28pm.
If you are departing anywhere other than Miami, you must arrive in Guatemala between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. As for your return flight, please plan on departing around the same time so that we can all travel to the airport together.
- To confirm your space on the team: Pay 765$ AND upload all of your required documents and forms!
- Space on our teams is on a first come/first serve basis. Your space is not reserved until you have met these requirements.
- Payment in full is due the date selected by the head of EMM (TBD but usually one month before departure)
Reminder: the price does not include airfare.You are responsible to purchase your own flight.
- Purchase your flight the moment a JH Rep informs you of which flight to purchase. Email a screenshot of the flight to a JH rep to confirm your spot.
- Apply to the JH scholarship (scholarship.joseshands.org)
- Scholarship amount is awarded to EMM on your behalf once you purchase the flight and send the screenshot of the flight
- Final payment (remaining balance) is usually due 30 days before departure.
Below is the information we provided to our students for obtaining a visa.
Students who do not possess a U.S. passport are responsible for obtaining a visa to visit Guatemala, or you will not be permitted to enter the country. for more information click: HERE
The Consulate General of Guatemala is located at 1101 Brickell Ave, Ste 603s, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: (305) 679-9983.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEALTH STUDENTS
Jose’s Hands will help you create an online fundraising portal. You will simply create a profile, set your fundraising goal, and begin sharing your page with your friends and family. With easy social media sharing tools, your fundraising page will go viral among social media circles, and you will raise your money in no time.